Top Questions About Bamboo Plants

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Questions About Bamboo Plants

Asked by
snowman on
December 13, 2010

Q. I Have a Small Bamboo Tree in a Glass Vase, Its Getting High

Can I cut it in half to make two trees?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 14, 2010
Certified Expert
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It may be pruned to a more manageable and attractive size by making a clean cut just above the leaf bract. Smaller stalks will branch out just below the cut, resulting in a fuller, bushier plant. And yes, you can take the piece you have cut and root it in water to make another plant.

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Asked by
moses.ketula on
February 10, 2011

Q. What Makes the Tips of Bamboos Go Dry

we are growing bamboos inour garden in a pot a very big one. from the past few months the tips are getting dried and gradually the leaf can u tell us why this is happening

Answered by
Heather on
February 10, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This indicates and issue with the roots. I would suspect that the bamboo may be pot bound and is not able to get enough water. It also may be root rot or underwatering. Check the roots and adjust as needed - repot if root bound, treat for root rot if you suspect that (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm) or increase watering if you think it may be underwatered.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 6, 2011

Q. Snow Damage

I have a decorative bamboo bush that had some limbs bent over by the snow. They have a large group of berries, which added to the weight of the snow. The branches are alive. My question is whether to tie them up to the remaining branches or should I cut them off?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Either solution would be fine. Which you use depends largely on how you want the plant to look.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Bamboo Care

My bamboo does not appear to be doing well. It is covered in ants. Could this be a fungus? What should I do to help it?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

The ants are not the initial cause of your plant's demise. They are most likely "farming" for aphids, which commonly attack bamboo plants. The sticky residue left behind from the sap-sucking pests generally attracts the ants. Neem oil is a great organic treatment for the aphids, and may help with the ants as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

These articles should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Ponds

We have a 20 foot x 20 foot concrete pond surrounded by bamboo. The leaves keep falling in and we are constantly having to drain the pond to clean it, which is to time consuming, expensive, and bad for the fish. The pond is an odd shape and we have had difficulties in netting it. We have just cut down the bamboo but discovered it’s almost impossible to kill off.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 12, 2011
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Answered by
zumadobie on
June 12, 2011
A.

I would cut back the bamboo, and then keep it down till it dies.
or cover the pond with netting

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Asked by
Melissa8888 on
April 19, 2011

Q. Ivy and Bamboo

How do I kill Ivy and Bamboo without harming other plants?

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 7, 2011

Q. Killing Bamboo

How do you kill bamboo? It’s coming in under the fence from a neighbor, who knows nothing about plants, in my yard.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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Removing bamboo is difficult but can be done. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/kill-bamboo.htm

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